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  • West Bank riots flare up after Palestinian baby’s funeral

    2 days ago

    An Israeli policeman was lightly wounded in one of several riots and attacks by Palestinians following the funeral of a baby who died in a fire near Nablus allegedly started by Jewish extremists.

    The officer was wounded in eastern Jerusalem when he was hit by a stone hurled at...

  • Arab-Israeli lawmaker: Jews have no religious ties to Temple Mount

    6 days ago

    An Arab Knesset member claimed that Jews have no religious ties to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

    On Monday, Masud Ganaim of the Joint Arab List told Israel Radio that “historically, religiously, it is a Muslim site, period,” the Religion News Service reported.

    The remarks came a...

  • Palestinian bus attacker facing 28 years in prison

    July 7, 2015 | 11:58 am

    A Palestinian man who stabbed 12 people on a Tel Aviv bus was convicted after accepting a plea bargain.

    Hasan Matrouk, 23, from the West Bank city of Tulkarem, was convicted Tuesday in Tel Aviv District Court. Under the terms of the plea, he could receive a sentence of 28 years...

  • Israel cancels Gazans’ entry permits for Ramadan following rocket attack

    June 24, 2015 | 11:49 am

    Israel canceled the permits allowing some 500 Gaza Palestinians to enter Israel and pray on the Temple Mount for Ramadan following a rocket attack from the coastal strip.

    The coordinator of government activity in the territories, Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai, told the Palestinian...

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  • Temple Mount activist may return to site, with conditions

    May 5, 2015 | 10:35 am

     A Jerusalem court lifted a restraining order barring activist Yehuda Glick from visiting the Temple Mount.

    Judge Miriam Kaslasi of the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday ruled that Glick could visit the holy site once a month. However, he cannot hold a smartphone or camera...

  • Activist Yehuda Glick can pray at Temple Mount, Jerusalem court rules

    March 3, 2015 | 10:12 am

    Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick was wrongfully prohibited from visiting the Temple Mount for two years, an Israeli court found.

    The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court in a decision announced Monday ordered the state to pay Glick about $126,000 in damages, as well as legal costs.

    ...
  • Yehuda Glick rejected in appeal on Temple Mount visits

    December 5, 2014 | 8:35 am

    A Jerusalem court rejected an appeal by Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick allowing him to return to the holy site.

    On Thursday, the Jerusalem District Court upheld a restraining order against Glick, who is accused of pushing a Muslim woman at the Temple Mount, breaking her arm....

  • The Status Quo Myth

    November 20, 2014 | 1:40 pm

    With tensions still high in Jerusalem and throughout the rest of Israel, the latest buzzword that is being bounced around in the regional and international media is "status quo".  More specifically, Israel is accused by the Arabs and their supporters of trying to change the status...

  • Analysis: Why the Temple Mount is at the heart of Jerusalem strife

    November 19, 2014 | 2:21 pm

    The murders of four rabbis on Nov. 18 during morning prayers at a Jerusalem synagogue — a police officer also died of his injuries — could throw a wrench into the results of the Nov.13 summit in Amman that brought together Secretary of State John Kerry, Prime Minister Benjamin...

  • Israelis, Palestinians look to personal safety in holy city on edge

    November 19, 2014 | 12:31 pm

    On edge but faithful to their religious routine, worshippers returned on Wednesday to the Jerusalem synagogue where four rabbis and a policeman were killed in a Palestinian attack a day earlier.

    The bloodstains had been washed away. But four memorial candles burned as about a...

  • Timeline: Rising violence in Israel

    November 18, 2014 | 10:24 am

    Over the past several weeks, tension and violence have risen steadily in Jerusalem, culminating in Tuesday's attack on a synagogue in which four Israeli worshippers were shot and knifed to death by Palestinians assailants.

    Three of Tuesday's victims held joint Israeli-U.S....

  • Netanyahu accuses Abbas of incitement in Jerusalem

    November 17, 2014 | 9:38 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas of incitement as the P.A.’s official media called for a day of rage in Jerusalem.

    Netanyahu pointed out the call at the beginning of the weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday.

    On...

  • In Israel, no one’s backing down from a Third Intifada

    By Simone Wilson

    November 12, 2014 | 3:25 pm

    On the platform of the central bus stop and hitchhiking post for Gush Etzion, a Jewish settlement bloc that spills over Israel’s eastern border into Palestinian territory, wet sand was poured on Nov. 11 to cover a human-sized blood stain from the night before. 

    Israeli mother...

  • Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick breathing on own after shooting

    November 11, 2014 | 2:30 pm

    Yehuda Glick, the Temple Mount activist shot in a failed assassination attempt, is communicating and breathing on his own.

    Glick until Tuesday had been on a respirator at Shaarey Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem since the Oct. 29 attack outside a city conference center.

    The...

  • Palestinians clash with Israeli troops again over holy site

    November 7, 2014 | 1:26 pm

    Palestinian protesters fought with Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem and the West Bank on Friday, the latest clashes in a fortnight of violence over access to Jerusalem's holiest site.

    At the Qalandia checkpoint separating Ramallah from Jerusalem, troops fired rubber...

  • Israeli chief rabbi tells Jews to stay away from Temple Mount

    November 7, 2014 | 9:56 am

    An Israeli chief rabbi urged Jews to stay away from the Temple Mount in order to prevent bloodshed.

    Yitzhak Yosef, Israel’s chief Sephardic rabbi, made the call during the funeral Friday of Shalom Ba’adani, 17 who died that morning in hospital from wounds he sustained on...

  • Yitzhak Glick: My brother is a ‘man of peace’

    November 6, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    Yitzhak Glick cannot stand hearing his younger brother referred to as a right-wing “extremist.”

    “He is a man of peace and a huge supporter of religious dialogue,” he told JTA on Tuesday, one week after his brother Yehuda was shot in the chest and stomach outside Jerusalem’s...

  • Intifada 3.0

    November 6, 2014 | 10:08 am

    One small city nestled in hills and surrounded by mountains is, for many, the center of the world. It is the city of Jerusalem. The prophets called it “the city on the hill.”

    And what happens in Jerusalem over the next few days will, or will not, throw the world into crisis....

  • Jerusalem tension leaves Jordan more exposed to Mideast turmoil

    November 6, 2014 | 9:50 am

    As Jordan joins a military campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria, tensions in Jerusalem pose a potentially bigger risk to a nation only slightly scathed by the turmoil sweeping the Middle East.

    The U.S. ally has been alarmed and angered by recent Israeli actions at...

  • Temple Mount closed following Palestinian rioting, later reopened

    November 5, 2014 | 11:59 am

    The Temple Mount was closed to visitors following rioting by Palestinians there but was reopened later in the day.

    One Palestinian man was wounded in the rioting on Wednesday morning by a sponge-tipped bullet fired by Israeli forces.

    The security forces, who were pelted with...

  • Palestinian man kills one in Jerusalem car attack

    November 5, 2014 | 9:12 am

    A Palestinian rammed his car into pedestrians in central Jerusalem on Wednesday in the second attack of its kind in two weeks, killing one person and fuelling concerns of another Palestinian uprising.

    The driver, who was shot dead by police, was identified by an Israeli security...

  • Yehuda Glick shooting reignites holy war over Temple Mount

    By Simone Wilson

    November 4, 2014 | 4:05 pm

    Snaking around the top right corner of the 2,000-year-old Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City is a rickety wooden structure called the Mughrabi Bridge — an awkward tube of scaffolding that leads to the most contested holy site in the world.

    Today, that site — called the Temple...

  • Abbas calls would-be Palestinian assassin a ‘martyr’

    November 3, 2014 | 11:07 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called the alleged shooter of a Temple Mount activist a “martyr.”

    Muataz Hijazi “will go to heaven as a martyr defending the rights of our people and its holy places,” Abbas wrote in a condolence letter sent Saturday to Hijazi’s...

  • Netanyahu, Abdullah met in Amman over Jerusalem violence

    November 3, 2014 | 11:02 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordanian King Abdullah II reportedly met in Amman to discuss tension in Jerusalem and on the Temple Mount.

    The secret meeting took place Saturday, the Kuwaiti Arabic-language daily Al-Jarida reported Monday, citing “well-informed...

  • Eight Palestinians reported injured in Jerusalem-area clashes

    October 31, 2014 | 10:18 am

    At least eight Palestinians were reportedly wounded in clashes with Israeli police that occurred shortly after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged all parties to practice restraint in Jerusalem.

    The clashes included the firing of flare guns by Palestinian men at police...

  • Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist

    October 30, 2014 | 8:57 am

    Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to fierce clashes in East Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising.

    The Al-Aqsa compound, or Temple Mount, which is a...

  • Jerusalem mayor visits Temple Mount amid violence

    October 28, 2014 | 9:42 am

    Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat visited the Temple Mount despite increased violence at the holy site and in the Israeli capital.

    Barkat went to the site Tuesday with the commander of the Israel Police’s David District, Brig.-Gen. Avi Biton.

    “As part of ongoing cooperation w/...

  • No plans to change status quo on Temple Mount, Netanyahu says

    October 27, 2014 | 2:13 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said there are no plans to make changes in the status quo on the Temple Mount.

    Netanyahu made the statement on Monday during a meeting to discuss the security situation in Jerusalem. His assurances came a day after Jordan warned that its...

  • Hamas leader urges Muslims to defend Jerusalem shrine from ‘Israeli seizure’

    October 16, 2014 | 9:44 am

    The leader of the Palestinian group Hamas on Thursday called on Muslims to defend the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, saying Israel was trying to seize the site, revered in Islam and Judaism and focus of a Palestinian uprising in 2000.

    Khaled Meshaal, speaking in the Qatari...

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